Internship Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Firefighter Internship?

The Firefighter Internship is an opportunity for students to receive valuable experience in the fire service.  The student will become part of a firefighter crew and be embedded with a fire company and respond to all emergency situations and work shifts with career firefighters.

Do I need to be admitted to UVU to participate in this course?

Yes; apply for admissions at and select the “New Student” , “Returning Student” tab or Transferring Student” to begin the application.

What gear will I be issued before I start the Internship?

You will be issued a set of turnouts, helmet and an Internship station polo shirt.

How many credit hours is the Internship?

3 credit hours, with a Pass or Fail grade.

What is the cost of the Internship?

Cost of tuition and fees can be found at

What are the prerequisites to get into the Internship?

Complete the RCA program and have a state EMT basic certification (minimum).

What is a typical work shift?

The typical work week can be tailored to each student; he or she can work out the schedule with the shift Captain they are working with.  It can be a 12 or 24 hour shift.  You must complete 15 12 hour shifts during the semester.

Can I choose which department to work at?
We will do our best to accommodate requests at specific departments.

How do I apply to get into the Internship?

Fill out an application from the RCA Administrative Assistant and submit to the RCA Office. 

When are Internship applications due?

  • If you are applying for the Fall (August) semester, they are due by June 1st.
  • If you are applying for the Spring (January) semester, they are due by November 1st.
  • If you are applying for the Summer (May) semester, they are due by April 1st.